Radio Aire Archive
The History of Radio Aire through the years
Since the station launch on 1st September 1981, Radio Aire had seen many changes, with numerous identities, presenters, logos and jingle packages.
Radio Aire Archive takes you through the 39 year history of one of West Yorkshire's most memorable radio stations.
Radio Aire 1981 - 2020
Radio Aire 2015 - 2020
In 2015, the station logo was changed after the previous version had been used for 15 years. New jingles and imaging were also introduced.
With the majority of the station output being networked from Hits Radio in Manchester (previously Key 103), by 2020 the Breakfast show with Caroline and Ant was the only live show broadcast from 51 Burley Road.
On 16th July 2020, it was announced that the Radio Aire name would cease, after 39 years on air.
The station closed at 4pm on 31 August 2020. The last on-air presenter was Hattie Pearson and the last song played was Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars.
Since 1st September 2020, Greatest Hits Radio has been broadcasting on 96.3 FM. The studios are still in use, as a regional Drivetime show for Greatest Hits Radio Yorkshire is presented by Steve Priestley from the Burley Road studios.
Peter Richard Tait
15 Mar 1950 - 20 Sept 2002
Peter Tait was one of the most well loved presenters to broadcast on Radio Aire and Magic 828.
He joined Radio Aire in January 1984 and later moved over to Magic 828, from it's launch in 1990.
He remained loyal to the stations, presenting the Breakfast Show on Radio Aire in the 1980's, then on Magic 828 between 1992 and 2002.